January 27, 2012
Time-Lapse Video of Traditional Mongolian Yurt Tent Set Up
By Chad Love
So how long does it take to set up your wall tent? Here's a cool time-lapse video of a Mongolian family setting up a traditional yurt.
The nomadic people of Mongolia don't stay in one place for long. That's why they live in gers (which American's know by the Russian name, yurt), a home that is fast and easy to assemble and disassemble.
Putting up a ger (pronounced gair) is fast and easy, but its best done by an entire family. This ger was moved by the family of Shagdarsuren Herelchuluun, on the east side of Lake Hovsgol, in northern Mongolia, not far from the Russian border.
Think that'd be a sweet set-up for deer, elk or bird-hunting camp?